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contract. he and the mlb are stalled about the kind of suspension he's willing to accept. as early as today the mlb was expected to suspend a rod and others suspected of using performance enhancing drugs from that biogenesis company. a rod will play tonight and tomorrow. it looks like monday is the new deadline. >>> here's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 b
.com and mlb on fox, and jeff foster, sports editor for "the wall street journal." thanks for joining us this morning. this is not a happy day for the mlb regardless of a-rod but there are other all-stars being implicated in all this and they face 50-game suspensions. what does this say about major league baseball, jeff? >> i think major league baseball is obviously trying to make a statement here and in many ways they're trying to make alex rodriguez the scapegoat for all this. they have had a lot of problems for steroids for a long time. this goes back to the late '90s. they turn ad blind eye on it for a while and they're trying to catch up to clean up the sport. even after the new drug testing rules it is still an epidemic. kelly: ken, if a-rod faces the kind of suspension we're hearing, he could be suspended for 214 games. is that a equivalent for a lifetime ban for him? he is what, now, 38? he would be 40 by the time the ban would end? would he be able to play? >> very good question. if he sits out this season and next and that obviously will not happen because he is playing through
report it states that a-rod and the mlb, quote, aren't anywhere close to a deal to avoid a lifetime ban for him. sources telling espn if rodriguez does not agree, he will have to fight the league through arbitration and while it's not clear the length of suspension either side would accept, a-rod is said to fight it mainly in an attempt to salvage more than the 100 million dollars on his contract. joining me now is dave briggs of nbcnz@tz sports network. this has a lot of people scratching their heads because if the mlb has the evidence it needs against a-rod and the b biogenesis gajeds why not pull the trig. and deal with it. >> the lifetime ban? >> the lifetime ban and making everybody suffer through there. >> the lifetime ban is a massive overreach. no chance major league baseball gets that. that is like a divorcee asking for the house and the money and the dog. you know you're not going to get it. you know you want that 200-game suspension probably the rest of this year, all of next year. >> his age and his condition isn't that a lifetime ban there? >> it is. you would be coming bac
then that the mlb's announce many comes on the same day that a-rod is slated to make his season debut after several injuries have kept him away from the big leagues for over nine months. yankee outfielder vernon wells summed up the situation saying it should be a bit of a circus. according to the mlb, rodriguez not only abusd banned substances but also tried to destroy evidence once an investigation was under way. in typical achlt rod fashion, a-rod is placing the blame on everyone but a-rod. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field and that's not my teammates and it is not the yankee fans. when all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning. >> the man accused of cheefting claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the ha
and other sports ban its use. the mlb also suspended 12 other players for 50 games. three of those players are former or current all stars. but none is as high profile as alex rodriguez. the three-time american league mvp has earned a whopping $300 million over his career. he is right now fifth on the all-time home run list. a rod also faces the most serious accusations in this scandal by far. we have team fox coverage of today's developments. trace gallagher is live with more on those other 12 players. first, let's get to adam housley. a rod spoke in about the last hour. take us through it if you would. is it is about a half an hour ago. never commented on whether he he took performance enhancing drugs. he summed up the situation like this. >> there is nothing about it has been easy. all of it has been challenging. i'm sure there has been mistakes made along the way. we're here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries. i have had two knee surgeries. i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> right before that his manager h
allowed to suit up for the yanks as he repeals his 211 game suspension. mlb says he violated the basic agreement. a-rod is of course accused of using performance-enhancing drugs oz peds and trying to obstruct the investigation of the biogenesis firm where he supposedly got them. at a pregame press conference, he told us how hard his life is. his incredibly comfortable drefnled in wealth difficult life but he did not deny using peds. >> for the last seven months, has been a nightmare. >> like i said, i think we'll have a chance to discuss all of that and we'll talk about it then. >> john: once he got up to bat, the fans this chicago let him know their verdict. >> alex rodriguez. [crowd booing] >> john: our next guest says though we may be missing part of the story. very important part. dave zirin joins us from d.c., the sports editor for "the nation," he's also the author of "game over" has politics has turned the sports world upside down. mr. zirin, welcome back. >> great to be here, john. >> john: thank you so much. you've said there is a real hypocrisy surrounding baseball. can you e
association by no means was that softening there for the statement from michael weiner, the head of the mlb pa after the suspension was doled out where he said a-rod was not treated fairly. they think bud selig went out of his power here. they are going to fight for alex rodrigu rodriguez. >> i like bud selig. the first time the guy used drugs, he broke the rules. he got caught. then he said he wouldn't do it again. then he got caught doing it again. he tried to cover it up and now he's finally caught and appealing. why would you take his side? why would anybody take his side unless they were a union shop steward. >> in this case, that's the case. does anybody who's objective take his side? >> it's not a matter of taking rodriguez' side. he is due rights. he was not going to take the medicine that major league baseball was doling out, swallow it and in essence ending his career. you don't think he's coming out after being out of baseball for two years and say you know what, i'll take my $61 million and go home. in all due respect to bud selig and the owners, baseball profited during the years
of these players. for the most part we've been told that mlb has dealt with these players, their agents and the players association. that's allowed them to get them to agree -- to get to how much they were involved. alex rodriquez along with ryan vaughn. he was the mvp last year. those are the two biggest nails. vaughn agreed to the suspension a few weeks ago. the latest report is this -- it was first gonna be at noon eastern. 9:00 local time. we're being told it may be pushed to 3:00 eastern. we'll hear what they will do. we've been told they will ban alex rodriquez for the rest of this year and all of next year. roughly 214 games. that's $34 of his salary. he will appeal that ban. when that happens, it will take about 20 days or so before it goes in front of an arbitrator and the final decision will be made. he could be banned from baseball and play, 15, 16, 20 games in the middle of a pennant race. he may be allowed to play as he's banned at the same time. it's very interesting to see how it will play out. for bay area fans a couple of other names bartolo colin is expected to be ment
haven't seen my brothers in a long time. >> mlb expected to announce rodriguez's punishment tomorrow. a-rod's attorneys have said he will appeal any suspension. >>> boy, is it a beautiful day in new york city. >> it is. >> temperate, too. >> here is rick. >> beautiful and temperattemper. heb how hot it was for that streech. >> it was awful. could barely breeze. >> i would take the three weeks of hot weather to have this nice stretch now. good trade. it's been spectacular across a lot of the great lakes and the northeast. temperatures well below averages. looks like the pattern will continue for a while. take a look at the werth maps and show you what is going on for your day today. across the east, another nice one. we'll see showers pop up across the southeast. the big problem with rain is across areas of kansas with with very heavy rain falling overnight. up to five inches in a couple hours. that's pulling to the east. they saw a lot of o rain yesterday. big problems there. down across the southwest where we've been seeing the monsoonal activity, take a look at this video out of arizo
on july 12th. that with mlb investigation about performance enhancing drugs. he also saw a new doctor without team approval. >>> despite his love of jogging and bicycle riding, he's always been a model of physical fitness. just last week underwent surgery to remove coronary artery or receive one after that was clogged. it's good news. >> with heart disease being the number one killer in our country, how can you be sure you're healthy enough to avoid the outcome. the doctor is here to reveal super foods to keep our heart healthy and help us live a longer life. nice to see you. >> nice to see you guys. >> what stands out like a sore thumb, i don't see any bread or processed carbohydrates. >> no processed foods. >> no processed food is a way to start. we have it broken down by color. start with red. tomatoes. >> red is lycopene, pigment that gives food coloring, a potent antioxidant. it can increase the build up of fatty plaque in the arteries, arthrosclerosis. >> what about citrus. >> think fiber. it works like a sticky glue i think so in test i think so to get cholesterol so you have i
. joining me now sports attorney steve olnick. >> thanks for having me. >> we don't know how much the mlb has on rodriguez but rye are there rumors of such a lengthy suspension? >> what happens is normally and typically how they get suspended is through especially in this particular instance is through the joint drug agreement but now the major league baseball is getting a little crafty and trying to go through the collective bargaining agreement whereby they're able to essentially suspend him for anything that is detrimental to the league so the process is we're going to suspend based off this evidence that who knows like you said they have in which they can have the right to suspend him. >> okay, and we know that a-rod has been, you know, quite very vociferous about that happening and what that implies if it happens. that said, steve, if he is found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, how much money does he still have coming at him, and can you understand how the yankees would feel like really, we have to pay him upwards of maybe $100 million for nothing? >> correct. and that's
have said something on friday that really irked the officials at mlb because -- >> he said a series of things. he doesn't trust the yankees. he comes out every now and then and says things. >> he doesn't trust the yankees. how can the yankees trust him? there's no taking ownership of anything except for the money. and that's the problem with a-rod is people, for some reason, people don't like him. and andy pettitte -- >> jealousy about the money? >> i think andy pettitte, they said, had an arm injury. took some drugs. wasn't supposed to. admitted to it and stopped using and went on the field and everyone loves andy pettitte because he's a loveable guy. >> i love him. i've actually met him. they are adorable. >> we had them on even. >> that's right. but at another event when he was being honored. salvation army honored him one year. this guy for some reason there's this arrogance, hubris, this whole other vibe going. people don't like him. that's part of it. they're not rooting for him. >> if he comes back after the season and a half of being banned, he'll be about -- he'll be 40. an
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